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Payroll Tax Cut

Deal Trims Maximum Jobless Benefits To 73 Weeks

Long-term unemployed workers in states with persisting high joblessness soon would no longer be able to count on unemployment benefit checks for up to 99 weeks under legislation before Congress.

02/17/2012

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Government Shutdown Likely Averted As Tax Talks Go On

That vote is on track for Friday afternoon, but a stopgap bill could be needed to fund the government into next week.

12/16/2011